Vanity Fair/Miguel Reveriego
Margot Robbie is undeniably beautiful—but she's so much more than that.
"In my big group of girlfriends at home, I am definitely not the best-looking," the 24-year-old Australian actress says in the August 2014 issue of Vanity Fair. "I did not grow up feeling like I was particularly attractive. You should have seen me at 14, with braces and glasses, gangly and doing ballet! If I looked good in Wolf of Wall Street I cannot take full credit; it was because of hair extensions and makeup."
Martin Scorsese's casting director, Ellen Lewis, brought Robbie to the director's attention for The Wolf of Wall Street. She sums up the actress' appeal such: "As beautiful as she is, that's how talented she is."
Robbie comes from a farming family, and she didn't break into acting until her late teens. Luckily, she has a natural presence onscreen, according to those who've worked with her. Given that her home country has produced stars like Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe, could she be the next big thing?